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Laptop I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop. Recently I went to turn it on, and nothing happened. When plugged in, it showes that it is plugged in (LCD), but when you push the power button, nothing happens. None of the other LEDs come on. No noise or activity to be heard. Its a desktop replacement class (17"screen, 2gb RAM, Centrino Duo). Could there be something internally wrong with the power button, or could the un-plugging and plugging back in ruined it? Is there a way it can be fixed? I even tryed power booting it, plugged and un-plugged. I get nothing. It is only about a year and a half old. I hope you can help me on this.

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Not uncommon... the power switching chip that regulates standby and other power regulation to the board must be faulty or fried. Must replace motherboard.. Try removing battery.. sometimes batteries will short or try to draw too much power and put the chip on the fritz..

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